Lord Waddington

David Waddington

David Waddington



Address as

Lord Waddington

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6448
Fax: 020 7219 6807


Electoral history

Contested Farnworth 1955, Nelson and Colne 1964 and Heywood and Royton 1966 general elections. MP (Conservative) for Nelson and Colne 1968-74, for Clitheroe 1979-83, for Ribble Valley 1983-90

Parliamentary career

Government Whip 1979-81; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Employment 1981-83; Minister of State, Home Office 1983-87; Government Chief Whip 1987-89; Home Secretary 1989-90

Lords career

Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords 1990-92

Party groups

President, Oxford University Conservative Association 1950; Chair, Clitheroe Constituency Young Conservatives 1953

Councils, public bodies

DL, Lancashire 1991-

Political interests

Legal affairs, textile industry, Lancashire

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Waddington, of Read in the County of Lancashire 1990

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Overseas Service Pensioners' Association

Trustee, Natural Justice